Thursday, May 08, 2014

Utah's 2014 Craft Beer Week Schedule

Each May American Craft Brewers come together to celebrate the culture and community of craft beer. Spearheaded by the Brewers Association, the mother of all beer weeks is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their art and traditions with enthusiasts across the country. Locally, along the Wasatch Front and Back there are many opportunities to get out to your favorite brewhouse or get to know a new one. Even if there's a brewery out there with no events going on, get out and support those breweries buy enjoying some of their brilliant craft beer offerings.

We've compiled a list of the week's events. Keep checking back we may add more events as they're scheduled.

MONDAY May 12
Epic Brewing: Pairing Dinner at From Scratch restaurant (they recently won "best burger in Utah" in Salt Lake Magazine) Reservation only. 6-9 pm. $45 62 East Gallivan Ave. Salt Lake City UT 84111 801-538-5090 www.fromscratchslc.com 

Squatters: Four Course Dinner and Beer Pairing with Brewmaster Jason Stock. 6:30pm at Squatters Downtown Brewpub. $50
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TUESDAY May 13
Epic Brewing: Crafting a Nation, at Brewvies. 7:30 pm. Utah premier. presented by Epic and KRCL. Brewvies will bring on special Epic beers. Free Admission. www.craftinganation.com 

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewers Meet and Greet with the Utah Brewers Cooperative at Dick N Dixie's. 5-7pm. Recieve a free Craft Beer Week glass with the purchase of Wasatch's new beer Snap Down Header -India Pale Lager. Plus Meet Real Announcer Bryan Dunseth and other surprise guests

Bohemian Brewing: Our Brewer's will be hosting Brewery Tours at 6pm and 7pm.This includes a Bohemian 12oz glass mug and fill for $5. E-mail: info@bohemianbrewery.com to rsvp.
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WEDNESDAY May 14
Epic Brewing: Beer Pairing Dinner at the Annex. The Annex has prepared a prix fixe dinner which explores the unique world of Saisons. These complex farmhouse ales are excellent with food and bring out unexpected flavors. No reservations necessary. The Annex is located at 1048 E 2100 S #110, Salt Lake City,

    First Course: Salmon Salad with Straight Up Saison
      Second Course: Duck Breast with Utah Sage Saison
      Dessert: Apple Strudel with Sour Apple Saison

Squatters: Beer Tasting 101. Learn all about beer at this intimate class (limited to 10 People) hosted by Squatter Brewmaster Jason Stock. $10 (Cost includes commemorative Craft Beer Week Glass) 6-7pm at Squatters Roadhouse Grill, Park City. 

Avenues Proper Event at the Beer Bar. Rio Connolly, head brewer at Avenues Proper will be on hand to pouring a special keg of Avenues Annual Saison through the Beer Bar's new randall! This device is a unique item for infusing beer with flavor between the keg and the glass and this one will be packed with whole white peppercorns and orange peel! Going to be a tasty version of the brew! Come down and try it at Beer Bar from 5-8pm
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THURSDAY May 15
Epic Brewing: Beer Trivia Night at the Beerhive 8:00 pm, prizes 

Shades of Pale Brewing: Trent has done it again. Head on over to Flat Bread Pizza in Sugarhouse for  a Pale Ale "Hop Bomb"  in celebration of American Craft Beer Week.  On tap will be  one of Trent's "Far Out Firkins."

Squatters: Beer Tasting 101. Learn all about beer at this intimate class (limited to 10 People) hosted by Squatter Brewmaster Jason Stock. $10 (Cost includes commemorative Craft Beer Week Glass) 6-7pm at Squatters Downtown Brewpub.

Wasatch Brewpub/Barley's Angel's: Join Barley's Angels at the Wasatch Brewpub as they show the documentary "The Love of Beer". A film that film that follow a group of female home brewers as they struggle to end gender stereotypes. Complementary appetizers & cash bar. Free. Please RSVP

Bohemian Brewing: We are doing a Beer and Cheese pairing with Harmon's in Farmington at 5:30. Here is a link to our Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/1414047258866789/
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FRIDAY May 16
Utah Brewers Cooperative: Tours of the massive brewing facility beginning at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00pm. Learn about large scale brewing from the Coop's Brewmaster and receive a free growler. Free.

RedRock Brewing: Grand Opening of the RedRock Beer Store. Located in RedRock's Production Brewery at 443 N. 400 W. Liquor store prices, but it stored and sold cold. If the latest batch of Paardebloem is ready it will be available that day at two bottles per person. Check back here or at RedRock's Facebook page for Paardebloem updates.
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SATURDAY May 17
Epic Brewing: RSL vs. Colorado, Charter bus to the game. $5 meet at Beer Bar or Dick n' Dixies. Free Rimando's Wit on the bus. First come first sere for seats on bus! Come early! I'm not sure when the bus leaves, game is at 7:30 pm. 

*Utah Brewers Guild and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art sponsor "Fluid Art: Bringing Together Art and Ales. (Note: This event has been moved to Saturday, May 31 at 7:30pm)
 
Bohemian Brewing: Will be pouring beer in Arizona at the AmeriCan Craft Canned Beer Festival. http://www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com , http://www.facebook.com/AmeriCANfestival
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SUNDAY May 18
Epic Brewing: Public Brewery Tours. Noon - 4:00 pm. Anyone who takes a tour will get a discount coupon to the Annex for that day. 

Squatters: Beer and Cheese Party. A unique beer pairing with local cheese from Heber Valley Artisan Cheese and light appetizers. $25 includes 4oz. pours pours with commemorative glass and live music. 
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In other beer news

Shades of Pale Brewing has a new home! Yesterday the Farghers signed a new lease in South Salt Lake (East Stabbington) on the corner of West Temple and Utopia (behind Pat's BBQ). Look for a new Tap room and Bottleshop.   With increased space, that means more capacity SOP will be able to release a whole line of new beers that have been on hold including a high point line, seasonals, and experimentals.

Another nice thing about the new location is it's proximity to Trax, less than a block away. No opening date yet, we'll keep you up to date. Congrats Trent and Alexandra!


Epic Brewing has officially announced that their 12 oz cans will soon be coming. The release of Escape to Colorado IPA and Hop Syndrome Pils will be the two debuting beers. Canning will commence in about a week or two in Denver with distribution in all 15 states where Epic's beers are sold. Look for cans in Utah sometime in June.

Prost!

1 comment:

Ryan Buxton said...

Why nothing from Uinta? You'd think they would care about celebrating craft beer week seeing as how they love to dote they are a local brewery. Shame shame uinta. Its really good to see these other breweries celebrating their passion with us.